Nowadays, many employers start using the biometric attendance system. With its help, they manage to be aware of who and when entered particular rooms. This technology is especially useful for those organizations that provide employees with different access levels, which means that some of them are not allowed to enter particular areas.
When people’s fingerprints are used as a key, it is much easier to control their transposition. The use of this system provides an opportunity to verify every user and to ensure the safety of the materials access to which is limited. This technology enhances the security of the workplace and ensures that the personnel does not waste their work time, which is advantageous for discipline and the success of the whole organization. It also reduces personal conflicts as employees become less willing to ask their colleagues for access to restricted areas.
The consequences faced by workers if they lose or forget a key are overcome, and it is also impossible to steal it. However, this technology requires an IT professional who can control its maintenance. Moreover, employees may feel underestimated or frustrated because they are not allowed to enter some rooms, and their presence in the workplace is strictly controlled. Some organizations do not use a biometric attendance system because their workers use their hands while working and it can be inconvenient for them to take off gloves or to wash their hands each time they need to open a door.
In addition to that, the use of new equipment is resource-consuming. Increased control can make employees perform worse than they usually do because they feel pressure caused by constant monitoring.